Guinness Float

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
10 min

Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • For the ice cream:
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped out
  • 1 ounce Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • For the float:
  • Dash of chocolate bitters
  • 2 ounces Guinness stout
Directions
  • Make the ice cream: Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until pale. Bring the milk, heavy cream, and vanilla pod and seeds to a simmer in a small saucepan. Slowly whisk the hot liquid into the egg mixture; strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl, then set the bowl in a larger bowl of ice water. Add the Irish cream and whiskey and stir until cool. Transfer to the refrigerator and chill at least 3 hours. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions.

  • For each float, put a scoop of the ice cream in a glass. Add the chocolate bitters and top with the Guinness.

  • If you don't have an ice cream maker, fold Baileys Irish Cream and whiskey into softened vanilla ice cream and freeze until firm.

  • Photograph by Kana Okada


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